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Recto Bank incident

Cong B. Corrales . “Satire is a very effective way of exposing the falsity of positions issue by issue and politician by politician.” -Barney Frank POLITICOS and government functionaries always have their own ways of wiggling in and out of arguments. But they are most entertaining when they paint themselves ...

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Right to mutual association

Jude Josue Sabio . IT may be true that Kapa Community Ministry International, by name and scheme, is very similar to the Greater Ministries International in Tampa, Florida that was raided and closed with its leader Gerald Payne sentenced to prison for 27 years. However, although Kapa can be likened ...

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Police as thugs

H. Marcos Mordeno . IT’S unfortunate enough that Margarita “Gingging” Valle, a journalist from Davao City became a victim of what the police nonchalantly called a case of “mistaken identity.” In a brazen show of ignorance of the law and disrespect of due process, operatives of the Criminal Intelligence and ...

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Our need for regular cutting and pruning

Fr. Roy Cimagala . “I AM the vine, you are the branches.” Christ addressed these words to his disciples who now include us. They spell out how our relationship with Christ is. We are actually nothing without him. We need to be with him if we want to be what ...

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Duck, cover, swim

Uriel C. Quilinguing . TENS of thousands of Filipinos  demonstrated how the “duck, cover and hold” should be done Thursday last week in compliance with the government’s institutionalized national simultaneous earthquake drill. Now even a five-year-old kindergarten pupil can perform this self-preservation technique, should a tremor of high magnitude occur. ...

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Sex in the movie houses

Egay Uy . LET there be no sexual activities in the movie houses. Gone viral was a video clip of a young couple that did their act (that was supposed to be private to them) allegedly in a mini-movie house somewhere around town. The viral video was posted on a ...

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The Holy Trinity

Fr. Leo Pabayo . ST. Augustine did not claim that we can fully understand God as Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. For that matter, we cannot fully understand the other mysteries and articles of the faith. But we can have some understanding of them. And it is right for ...

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‘Something up his sleeve’

Netnet Camomot . A FEW weeks ago, President Rody Duterte told Pastor Apollo Quiboloy that traveling from Cubao to Makati would be “five minutes na lang.” I hope that won’t require a helicopter because if it does, only Quiboloy, Pastor Joel Apolinario, and the filthy rich Pinoy could afford that. ...

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Goodbye, Bapa Sam

By NASH MAULANA Mindanews . Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Rajion (To God we belong and to God we shall return). You were fresh from a long detention at Fort Bonifacio when we met after Edsa in 1986. You were politically tagged when everyone who was against the prevailing system was ...

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Spineless and cowardly

THE government’s response on the ramming of a Filipino boat with 22 fisherfolk by a Chinese vessel and leaving them behind to drown in the sea is lame, spineless and cowardly. The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. expresses disbelief and disgust over the position and standpoints issued by the government. It ...

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